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The ruins at Topliff Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member caverspencer
N 40° 08.679 W 112° 10.533
12T E 399866 N 4444474
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2007 3:41:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM1D5H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 101

Long Description:

Brief History of Topliff
Topliff was an active mining town from 1875 to 1937. It was set up to remove limestone from a nearby quarry to be used in the smelters up north. A rail spur was run down from the main line up by where hwy. 73 is now.

The settlement of Topliff came into existence because of the need for limestone in the mid 1870s. The Salt Lake and Western Railroad setup tracks a mile away from the limestone quarry where the ground was flat and even and ran a spur to the quarry itself. Limestone was crushed then shipped out via the rail.

A rail depot and a water tower were located near the main rail line. By 1913 most activity had died down but Topliff's usefulness continued until 1937. Houses were moved away to nearby towns and the rails removed.

There are several brick foundations, brick walls and bricks in the area of Topliff both near the water tower and westwards in the direction of the quarry site.
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 01/01/1913

Related Web Page: Not listed

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